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The Psychology of Eating Podcast

Real people. Real breakthroughs. For more than three decades, Marc David has helped millions discover the true causes of their unwanted eating habits like overeating, binge eating, emotional eating and the inability to lose weight. In this unscripted show, Marc coaches real clients using his unique blend of psychology and nutrition. Whether you want to transform your relationship with food or learn how you can help others, there’s no better place than The Psychology of Eating Podcast, and there’s no better way than hearing the stories of real people.
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Dec 29, 2015

While you're sleeping, you might be taking a break from your daily activities, but your body is still taking care of business! Sleep has some amazing benefits when it comes to natural appetite regulation and our healthiest nutritional metabolism. In this informative podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains how eating before bed impacts sleep, why we often feel tired and toxic in the morning, how to maximize your capacity to heal and regenerate while you sleep, and more. This is a practical video with lots of great tips that you won’t want to miss!

Dec 29, 2015

Our 20s are often a time of great change and flux, and a time when we want to feel our healthiest and sexiest. But for Arielle, sugar seems to be getting in the way of her finding her natural weight. What’s more, her challenge with managing sugar has her feeling less confident about life and hungry for some answers. In her first session, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helped Arielle discover that her sweet tooth is here to teach her some important life lessons - the kind of lessons that can help her grow and finally become the powerful young woman that she knows she is destined to become. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Arielle. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session, and the results are inspirational!

Dec 22, 2015

When it comes to food and nutrition, there's one question on just about everyone's mind: What should I eat? With hundreds of self-proclaimed diet experts vying for our attention, each claiming to have figured out the number one best way to eat for weight loss, longevity, radiant health and perfect happiness, it can be very challenging to determine what's right for you. Luckily, your body has some tried and true wisdom that can help you make the best food choices for your unique metabolic needs. Tune in to this fascinating new podcast episode where Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares some practical tips and encouragement that will help you find your own answer to that age-old question!

Dec 22, 2015

Clara grew up surrounded by a dieting mentality and feeling shame about her body. She always felt that something was wrong with her and needed to be fixed so she could finally be lovable. The problem is, she’s forever trying to lose weight that just won’t come off. In her first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, revealed some surprising lessons that Clara needed to learn to put her body in the optimum state of calorie burning, and put her mind in the right place so she can stop fighting herself and discover her true power and her natural weight. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Clara. You’ll get a chance to see the great progress she’s made since her first session!

Dec 15, 2015

Imagination is an incredibly powerful force, especially when it comes to the human body. With focused and repeated thoughts, we literally shape our physical experience. As a direct result of the beliefs we hold in our minds, some people can walk across hot coals or heal from illness by means of an unexplained “placebo effect” - while other beliefs can lead to damaging behaviors that undermine health. Most of us are continually shaping our physical bodies through our unconscious beliefs - but what if we could use our minds to consciously change our bodies? Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she explores the very tangible power of imagination to impact our body in this fascinating new podcast episode!

Dec 15, 2015

Imagine carrying around 90 extra pounds for a lifetime that was triggered by trauma and abuse ages ago. Imagine exercising and dieting for years in a diligent way and losing almost nothing. What would you do? Can that weight ever come off? Stories like this are more common than most people realize. And when all the traditional approaches fail, it’s time to try some unusual and unexpected approaches. In Kathleen's first poignant and powerful session, Marc David helped her to learn some unique and unusual weight loss strategies that are unlike anything you might have ever imagined. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Kathleen. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session, and the results are remarkable!

Dec 8, 2015

These days, many people embrace mindful eating as a way to become more present with meals and more aware of food’s effects on us. We can take this helpful practice even deeper when we understand that our whole bodies have important information to share when it comes to making the eating choices that best support our health and wellbeing. If we’ve struggled with our relationship with food, we may tend to distrust our body's signals, but there is no better source of feedback about how to nourish ourselves in the best possible way for our own unique metabolic needs. Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she shares five simple but powerful ways to practice “whole body eating” in this inspiring new podcast episode.

Dec 8, 2015

Robin is 55 but eats like a 15 year old without any rules. The problem is, her extra weight has become a health risk - and she doesn’t have much control of her eating, despite being well educated and motivated. She is a mature, hard working woman who’s super-smart and gets things done, yet there’s this part of her that completely derails her. In her first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Robin discover a part of herself that she never even knew, and gave some powerful advice on how she can finally find freedom with food. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Robin. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session, and the results are uplifting.

Dec 1, 2015

Have you ever noticed that your personality changes when you’re hungry? Some people become short-tempered or emotional when it’s been too long since they’ve eaten, while others might feel spacey or disconnected. Most of us have experienced one or more of these reactions at some point in our lives. But what if we keep our bodies in a constant state of hunger by limiting our intake of food? If we’re restricting calories, protein, or essential fats, hunger might be impacting our personality in ways we would never have imagined. In this compelling new podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, takes an honest look at the effects long-term hunger can have on everything from our relationships with loved ones to our outlook on life.

Dec 1, 2015

When you make a living helping others get in shape and look good, it can be painful to think that you yourself aren’t measuring up and looking the part. After a lifetime of dieting, exercise and even hitting her perfect target weight, Liz still wasn’t happy, nor could she maintain her ideal body. She was under a constant pressure to make sure she looked like everyone seemed to expect a fitness expert should. In Liz's first powerful session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped her to learn a deep life lesson and finally see daylight and a way through her predicament. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Liz. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session, and the results are extraordinary.

Nov 24, 2015

It’s no secret that overeating can grip so many of us and occupy so much of our thought time. Overeating can leave us feeling guilty, or frustrated, or stuffed, and worst of all, it can be the one obstacle that seemingly stops us in our weight loss efforts. Tune in as Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating shares about 2 MORE mistakes that can cause us to overeat that have nothing to do with being a willpower weakling. Once you better understand these mistakes, the power is more firmly in your hands to turn things around with greater confidence and ease.

Nov 24, 2015

Jodie finds herself eating sugar and constantly going against her own best intentions to eat healthy and lose weight. It’s as if she’s two different people. Well, as it turns out, she is. We humans have multiple personas that inhabit our consciousness, and the better we know them, the more we can manage our inner world and our relationship with food. In Jodie's first session she discovered a “hidden voice” inside of her, and finally learned how to turn things around and be in control of her own metabolic destiny. Tune in now as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating does a follow-up session with Jodie. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session with Marc, and the results are fascinating!

Nov 17, 2015

If you've ever been on a diet, you probably remember denying yourself certain foods, only to find yourself thinking about these forbidden treats all the time. And even though you could be doing a great job of resisting the temptation, you might unknowingly be sabotaging your weight loss efforts because of this quirk of human metabolism: digestion begins not in the stomach, but in the brain. This means that how we think about certain foods actually has an impact on how our bodies metabolize those foods. If you’ve always been told that weight gain or weight loss is the result of a simple caloric equation, get ready for a whole new perspective! In this eye-opening new podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains the mind's important and surprising role in weight loss.

Nov 17, 2015

Just because we can have what others consider “a great body” doesn’t mean we’re exempt from a negative body image. In her first emotionally charged session, Coralie discovered how revealing a powerful family secret has finally allowed her to find a way through her fear of food and weight gain, and to begin to once and for all make peace with her body. Now tune in as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating does a follow-up session with Coralie. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session with Marc, and the results are uplifting.

Nov 10, 2015

Healthy relationships require caring, compassion, and lots of good, honest communication. So, when was the last time you brought these qualities to your relationship with food? Maybe it’s time to give this long-term, committed relationship some loving attention. When we stop seeing food as just something we consume, and start looking at it as an area of life that’s full of needs, desires, hidden expectations and unexplored feelings, we can gain some surprising insights into why we make the choices that we do. In this thought-provoking podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, sheds light on the powerful dynamics of our lifelong relationship with food and offers some great tips for opening our hearts to all that food can teach us.

Nov 10, 2015

After being overweight most of her life, Dawn finally lost a significant amount of weight, about 90 pounds, for the first time at the age of 43. She was able to maintain that new weight for 5 years without much effort. Then she fell into an intense cycle of overeating, followed by intense calorie restriction and exercise, and the weight started to come back on. Dawn has tried counseling, along with different diets and exercise programs, but with no success. And worse, her overeating happens in secret and she moves through her day with far too much shame and guilt. Tune into this fascinating podcast episode as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Dawn see that her food issues actually have nothing at all to do with food, and how by focusing on where the action truly is, she can finally find freedom.

Nov 3, 2015

When we have to make decisions about our health, most of us prefer to back up our choices with solid scientific evidence. In the field of nutrition, there are plenty of experts claiming to have definitive proof that their approach is the best. But sometimes a strange thing happens: two researchers will defend opposite points of view, and they’ll each cite studies that back up their recommended dietary plan. How can a single food be proven to be both good and bad for you? If you’ve ever been frustrated by contradictory nutritional “facts,” please join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, for a new podcast episode that’ll leave you with some great strategies for making sense out of the confusion.

Nov 3, 2015

Debbie has just turned 50 and has struggled with weight since her teen years, along with overeating and binge eating. She’s had periods of losing weight but it always comes back on. What’s fascinating is that she’s been running an average of 3-4 days per week including half marathons for the last 6 years but only a small amount of her weight has been lost. And no matter how much more she runs, nothing changes. Tune in to this revealing podcast episode where Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Debbie understand exactly why her weight loss and exercising efforts don’t work, and how she can finally have a breakthrough by focusing on a surprising place – her marriage.

Oct 27, 2015

If you’re ready to turbo-charge your metabolism, take a deep breath and listen up! No matter what nutritional lifestyle you embrace, there’s one nutrient that each and every one of us needs in abundance, and that’s Vitamin O, Oxygen. But even though it’s freely available, many of us are actually not getting enough O2 in our diets. Stress, distraction, and high-speed living all make it hard for us to catch our breath while we eat, but if we knew what an important role oxygen plays in our calorie-burning capacity, we’d never neglect this awesome digestive supplement again! Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, for a fascinating look at the power of oxygen in this “breathtaking” new podcast episode!

Oct 27, 2015

Elizabeth is in her 50s and has been dealing with binge eating and body image concerns since she was 13 years old. Additionally, she has a big weakness for sugar. When she’s not eating sugar, she feels as if she is at her best. But when her emotions get the better of her, sugar is the first thing she turns to. Elizabeth readily admits that despite having 4 children plus grand kids, her whole life seems to revolve around food and wanting to lose weight. Tune in to this fascinating podcast session as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Elizabeth identify the core challenge at the heart of her body and weight concerns, and helps her see how her extreme sensitivity and empathic tendencies can be finally used to her advantage.

Oct 20, 2015

Have you ever wanted to keep eating, even though you had just finished a hearty meal? Did you wonder why you didn’t have the willpower to simply stop eating when you knew you’d had enough? If so, you’ve got plenty of company. But contrary to what the diet industry wants us to think, most of us don’t have an appetite problem. If we could just bring a higher quality of attention to our meals, we’d be surprised at the shift in our desire to eat more than we need. In this inspiring new podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why awareness makes such a difference to our biological relationship with food and how we can channel this power to naturally regulate our appetite.

Oct 20, 2015

Raquel has been concerned with her weight and body image since childhood and considers herself her own worst critic. The only successful diet strategy she’s had was a fat free and very low calorie diet, but it wasn’t good for her health. Now she’s on a paleo diet, and feels so much better health wise, but she still can't lose weight even with plenty of exercise. Raquel is sick and tired of this up and down experience with health and weight and needs a new direction. Tune in to this great podcast as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Raquel see the specific places where she needs to change, and gives her the important but hard-to-hear feedback she needs to finally have a breakthrough.

Oct 13, 2015

When was the last time you made a big change in your diet? Everyone is on their own unique nutritional journey, and as with any adventure, there will be twists, turns, and forks in the road. Many factors can lead us to make different food choices at different times in our lives, including shifts in our physical, emotional, and lifestyle needs. Bringing a spirit of experimentation, curiosity, and awareness to this journey can help us embrace change with openness and interest rather than fear or resistance. In this revealing podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores five major keys to dietary change that can help you find the way to eat that's best for you.

Oct 13, 2015

Rhonda is in her 40s and cannot even remember a time when she didn’t judge her body. She has struggled most of her life with emotional eating and has been dieting for approximately forever. Rhonda has worked hard to understand herself, but she just can’t get to a place where she loses weight and keeps it off. And she continues to feel awful about herself when she’s not at her target weight. Tune in to this great podcast session where Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Rhonda identify the surprising places where she’s stuck, and the steps she needs to take to finally find freedom.

Sep 29, 2015

For many people, the word “diet” is synonymous with “appetite control.” And if you’ve ever tried to control your appetite with the goal of losing weight, you know how hard it is. So whether you follow a strict eating plan or take pills that promise to suppress your appetite, at the end of the day, our appetite still seems to be in control of us. But did you know that you can easily have a huge impact on your appetite by making some simple adjustments in the way you eat? So instead of beating yourself up for being a willpower weakling, please check out this practical and encouraging new podcast episode where Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares 4 things you can do to rediscover your easy and natural appetite and ditch dieting once and for all.

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